New Jersey has set aside $7.5 million to support the treatment of financially indigent residents of New Jersey who have been convicted or recently arrested for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge. Individuals must be clinically assessed and determined to be in need of substance abuse treatment services and meet financial eligibility requirements in order to access the DUII funding. These treatment funds, which cover the full range of the continuum of care throughout the state, became available in November 2005. Financially indigent intoxicated drivers can receive the appropriate level and duration of treatment warranted, thus reducing the incidence of recidivism among intoxicated drivers and ultimately creating safer highways.
From November 2005 through March 2009 there were over 8,000 intoxicated drivers served under this initiative.
To be eligible for this funding initiative, you must be a resident of the State of New Jersey, have a DUI conviction on or after, October 17, 2005, and, meet the financial eligibility requirements. If you would like to access substance abuse treatment through this initiative, please contact one of New Jersey State’s approved DUII Providers. Should you require further information regarding this initiative, please contact the Intoxicated Driving Program at (609) 588-7354.